When Actors Were held Accountable for Their Film's failure
Movies come and go, but facts stay. There have been many stances in Bollywood where actors have been blamed for the success and failure of their films.
It takes a village to make a movie. From screen-writing to story-telling to production to direction, the art of movie-making is a laborious process. However, what we see on-screen is mere acting. And, that's how an actor becomes the face of the film. A film's success and failure is credited or blamed on the actor, respectively. Case in point: Akshay Kumar starrer Samrat Prithviraj. The actor has been blamed for the failure of Samrat Prithviraj, a film that took four years in making. Akshay Kumar has had a thriving film career. While some of his films had cash registers ringing , he also had some flops in his name. Nevertheless, this is not the first time an actor has been blamed for a failure. Prior to Akshay, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and other actors have also been blmaed for their respective film failure. Let's have a look
Salman Khan (Tubelight)
Budget: ₹110 crore
Box office: est. ₹211.14 crore
Tubelight was considered as a rare phenomenon, contrary to the Salman Khan genre, but failed to perform at the box office. Despite having a holiday release, the Kabir Khan directorial could not manage to woo the audience. Later, Salman opened up about the failure of the film and said makers should have not released the film on Eid. However, critics were of the view that Salman was not the right fit for the role. Aside from Salman Khan, the 2017 film also starred Sohail Khan and Om Puri in the pivotal roles.
Shah Rukh Khan (Zero)
Budget: ₹200 crore
Box office:₹191 crore
The Anand L Rai directorial was in anticipation for a long time. Also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the film bombed at the box office. After Zero failure, Shah Rukh Khan took a hiatus and remained away from the limelight. But, here's a piece of good news for all the SRKians. The actor has three films -- Pathaan, Dunki and Jawan -- in his pipeline.
Budget: ₹190–240 crore
Box office: ₹191 crore
The Rajinikanth starrer ended up being a colossal flop, distributors plan to approach Rajinikanth. It was also reported that after the heavy losses, the distributors of the film met the veteran actor for compensation. Darbar also starred Nayanthara.